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From mycologists to pigeon-fanciers, divers to Imperial stormtroopers, the photographers Ursula Sprecher and Andi Cortellini offer an insight into the psyche of their countrymen with their tribute to Switzerland's 'hobby groups'

Letter:Fruity rhyme

From Mr H. Patroons

THEATRE / Theatre

Beautiful Thing, the last show from director Hettie Macdonald, is the only play in the West End featuring a Thamesmead love affair and Mama Cass singing "It's gettin' better." It's a comment that could be applied to the fortunes of the production which went from the Bush to a National tour, the Donmar and finally the West End.

Classic Thoughts: A genius and a bore: Jan Morris considers her own uncertain and double-edged relationship with James Joyce's Ulysses

I WOULD guess that of all the great works of literature in the English language, James Joyce's Ulysses is the least read. Ask about among your literary friends, and I bet you will find that not one in a hundred can honestly claim to have read the work all the way through.
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